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Rochester residents give input on Downtown's needs at public meeting

Posted at: 01/16/2013 10:26 PM
Updated at: 01/16/2013 11:33 PM

What do you think Rochester's Downtown area needs?

Many people had the chance to give their answer to that question Wednesday night at a public meeting held in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

City officials heard from Downtown residents and others about what they want done to improve the Downtown area.

Those officials were looking for input on what it calls the "Center City Master Plan".

The goal of the plan is to market the City and help Rochester seek state and federal money for certain public projects.

News10NBC spoke with one Rochester resident about what she would like to see done.

"I think they're drawing on two populations. They're really attracting young professionals and graduate students, which is great, and they're also attracting a lot of empty nesters whose families have grown and moved away, and that's fine. But they're definitely sort of ignoring that middle demographic, which are families with children,” said Megan Hawley.

If you didn't get the chance to make it to the meeting but still want to share your thoughts you can do so by going to the City of Rochester's website and taking their online survey.

The survey closes February 15.